Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Pirates Dodge Weather, Use Shell Workout To Finish Scrimmage Preparations
East Carolina Wraps Up First Week Of Spring Work
ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 21 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
East Carolina vs. South Carolina (9/8/12)
Will open junior season vying for a starter's role at one of end positions, opposite Matt Milner ... Continued rapid development rate has been lauded by coaches, who feel his maturity, fundamental enhancement and work ethic in strength and conditioning program could result in honors candidacy status during last two years of career ... Unselfishly agreed to lose redshirt status late during his true freshman season and was pressed into action because of an epidemic of injuries along the line ... Credited with one tackle during the spring's initial scrimmage (March 31) ... Tallied a pair of stops, including one for lost yardage (-2) a week later in the second contest and closed out drills with two TFLs (-13), including a sack, during the Purple-Gold Game on April 14 ... Gains in strength development reached an impressive growth of 172 pounds in three primary lifts - bench press (370/+45), back squat (565/+85) and power clean (328/+42) ... Owns the program's second-highest jerk total (1,660), a wattage increase of 347 in one year ... Has also tacked on nearly two inches to his vertical jump (28") to earn "iron" status for entire body of work in weight room ... In all, has added 35 pounds to announced signing day weight of 255 (in 2010).
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
High School: A four-year starter and three-time all-region selection ... Was credited with 90 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior ... Helped Marlboro County and head coach Dean Boyd to a 13-1 record, falling just one game short of reaching the state (AAA) title game ... Selected to play in the 2009 South Carolina North-South All-Star Game ... Named to the High School Sports Report AAA All-State Team in 2009 ... Rated by scout.com as the 34th-best prospect in South Carolina ... Recorded 112 tackles, 20 hits for a lost yardage, 10 sacks and one interception during junior season, in which the Bulldogs fell in the state semifinals to Myrtle Beach in what many consider to be the best game in county history ... Reportedly owned a bench press of 400 pounds, a squat of more than 500 and a power-clean lift of 300 ... Finished second in the Armed Forces Classic (weight lifting event) in his age division ... Played for former Pirate receiver Mitchell Galloway, who is a volunteer assistant coach on the Marlboro staff.
Personal: Full name is Lee Morris Pegues ... Born July 13, 1991 ... A family community services major whose work in the classroom earned inclusion on ECU's Honor Roll (3.0 grade point average or higher) for the 2011 fall semester.